Columbia, South Carolina, is the latest U.S. city to promise a future running on 100 percent renewables. The shift is largely symbolic for now, but it shows how cities can drive climate action when the feds fall short.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
Satellite data reveals that energy companies spilled nearly 1 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico last year — substantially more than these companies reported, according to a trio of Louisiana nonprofits.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the U.S. must move fast to avert climate change risks, but also acknowledges that too many coal miners have been left behind.
TriplePundit chats with Lynelle Cameron, VP of sustainability for Autodesk and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation, about biomimicry, Donald Trump and designing for a better world.
Will a Donald Trump presidency negatively affect NGOs and nonprofits dedicated to a science-backed policy agenda for regulating energy production, emissions standards and environmental protection? Ironically, these groups are facing record donations, and may be well poised to lead the public and private sectors.
Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, has witnessed stratospheric growth due to its booming IT sector. But it could all fall apart if the city cannot get a handle on its worsening water security problem.
West Virginia’s largest utility, Appalachian Power, indicated that solar and wind power technologies will be a larger part of the Mountain State’s electricity portfolio moving forward.
Scientists in lab coats strolled side-by-side with schoolkids from the Bronx and Lorax-lovers carrying Dr. Seussian-like Truffula trees. But also among the 200,000 participants in the People’s Climate March in Washington were Silicon Valley investors, corporate CEOs and working-class Americans from all across the country.
Rainforest Action Network continues to pressure PepsiCo about its palm oil sourcing, and its links to deforestation and human rights. This time, RAN culled export data to make the case that PepsiCo is responsible for exporting “conflict palm oil.”
Large-scale geo-engineering projects are now underway. Will the technologies offer a cheaper, more immediate approach to combat global warming? Or will they undermine current emissions-reduction strategy?
According to a study published last week by Ceres, WWF, CDP and Calvert Investments, Fortune 500 companies saved nearly $3.7 billion through their climate and energy commitments in 2016 alone. In fact, seeing the positive boon to their financials, several of these companies continue to push further, with 82 companies in the Fortune 500 having set or committing to set a science-based goal, and 23 aiming to power 100 percent of their operations with renewable energy.